This place is an enigma to me. It has one of the best and most picturesque locations in Crystal River, it has a restaurant, and marina on grounds. There are boat and kayak rentals available on site. Sounds great, right?.....Wrong. This place could be great, but it is just standing in its own way. We reserved two rooms, and they were both awful. We opened the doors to both rooms, only to find them dank, dark, and smelly. It was sort of a combo between old cigarette smoke, mildew, and stale a/c. In one of the rooms, aside from just looking and feeling dirty, the door jams had been replaced but not painted. Additionally, the ceiling light had no cover. It was just an exposed bulb. The walkways in front of the rooms were just ugly and in need a attention. It is a budget priced hotel, so I wasn't expecting the Ritz. However, I was also not expecting a dump, and that is what this place is. On the up side, the desk clerk was nice, we felt safe in this location, and there were no problems with our bill. I cannot understand why the management would let this property go into such disrepair, because it has AMAZING potential. Rent a boat or a kayak here, but stay someplace else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Port Hotel & Marina is a bustling Waterside Resort Located On Florida's Outstanding Waterways.This resort located on 7-acres has provided a scenic hideaway for the last 50 years.Tourists come to the waterside resort to dive in the fresh springs and experience some of the most exciting manatee diving in the world.• Dive Center• Manatee Tours• Boat Rental• Boat Ramp• Swimming Pool• Ale House Restaurant• Tiki Bar ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Port Hotel Crystal River